Adam West reprised his iconic role as the Bright Knight last fall with Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, a direct-to-video animated feature that earned a sequel even before its wide release. But with the death last week of West at age 88, questions surrounded the future of the follow-up, Batman vs. Two-Face.
However, 13th Dimension reports confirmation from Warner Bros. that West had completed voice work for the sequel by the time of his death. No additional details, such as a release date, were provided, but it’s likely more information could be announced next month at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
West was joined in Return of the Caped Crusaders by his Batman co-stars Burt Ward and Julie Newmar in an animated adventure that pitted the Dynamic Duo against Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. William Shatner will voice Harvey Dent in the sequel.
“It really was [easy getting back into character], because you do something, you play a character for three years,” West said in October at New York Comic Con, “and then you get material that’s good, like these guys gave me, that really captures the tone of what we did — it wasn’t that difficult. It wasn’t at all. [I used to] go into work and I’d put on that cowl and immediately it was magic. You pull on the cowl, you just become Batman … you get enthusiastic. That’s part of developing a character — it stays with you, you can do it.”
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, while Batman vs. Two-Face has yet to receive a release date.
(via Screen Rant)